Seminar F: 3D Printing Book History: Extending Bibliographical Pedagogy through Additive Manufacturing*
Sponsored by The Bibliographical Society of America
Part case study, part tech-talk, and part invitation to collaborate, this seminar focuses on work extending bibliographical pedagogy through additive manufacturing. 3Dhotbed is a groundbreaking project that seeks to make historical recreations of tools and implements involved in hand-press book production more easily accessible. Leveraging new technologies such as reverse engineering, or 3D scanning, and additive manufacturing, known as 3D printing, the project seeks to provide access to the data necessary to create highly accurate, affordable models for use in demonstration and instruction.
Kevin O’Sullivan will articulate the pedagogical benefit of utilizing tactile teaching models in bibliographical instruction. Courtney Jacobs will report on the group’s collaborative pilot to create teaching replicas, and the project’s initial impact integrating fabricated models into undergraduate instruction. Marcia McIntosh will discuss small-scale 3D scanning and printing, provide information on equipment and software used, and walk through post-processing the captured data.
*This session will be recorded.